Legion

Lightsworn: Legion’s healing trinkets Deciding which healing trinkets to use is always an interesting minigame. Unlike our DPS comrades, whose trinket choices mostly come down to “highest single-target DPS” or “highest multi-target DPS”, we healers typically get to take our pick from a wide variety of trinkets, all with their own unique benefits, situational uses, and mechanics. Do we...

Know Your Lore: Gift of the Naaru The concept of destiny is a powerful thing in World of Warcraft. It’s a big, weighty word — one that has written the fates of both heroes and villains in lore. It was destiny that Arthas would eventually fall to corruption and become the Lich King. It was prophesized that Jaina Proudmoore would eventually lead...




The Queue: Argentinosaurus, Patagotitan and other giant sauropods

Both Patagotitan and Argentinosaurus are contenders for ‘biggest thing ever to walk on land’ with Patagotitan estimated at 40 meters long vs. Argentinosaurus’ 35 meter estimate, but Patagotitan is estimated at around 85 tons vs. Argentinosaurus’ 98 tons. Patagotitan is known from fairly complete remains (roughly 150 bones all told) while Argentinosaurus is more fragmentary. Based on the completeness of the skeleton and the estimated length, I’d say for right now Patagotitan is the reigning champion of big dinosaurs, but they’re close relatives and both were massive animals, members of the South American Titanosaurs.

Speaking of Titanosaurs, say hello to Shingopana. A recently discovered African Titanosaur and a relative of the South American branch of the family. Shingopana’s existence is a testimonial to the plate tectonics that tore Africa and South America apart around 96 million years ago.

Anyway, this is the Queue. I haven’t talked about dinosaurs in a while, so I wanted to.


Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Wrathion’s task Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong. Everything we know about Wrathion seems to be a contradiction of motives. He showed up in Mists and appeared to be very concerned with the fate of the world. Yet when things didn’t go according to plan, he helped orchestrate Garrosh Hellscream’s escape. For someone so bent...

Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Wrathion’s tale Wrathion is one of the more enigmatic lore figures in Warcraft lore. He made an incredible debut in the Rogue legendary quest chain, and followed that up with an expansion-long role that all players got to experience. We spent a lot of time running Wrathion’s errands. We spent even more time wondering exactly what he...

Do you want a new expansion yet? I am probably pretty unusual in this because I really don’t want anything like a new expansion announced at Gamescom. I’m not even sure about BlizzCon this year. Do we need a new WoW expansion? I mean, logically yes, we will need a new one. We can’t be in Legion forever. But maybe this is...




What do previous expansions tell us about Legion’s future? We’re in that part of Legion‘s life cycle when we begin speculating on what’s next, and more importantly, when we’ll find out. Patch 7.3 is progressing nicely on the PTR, and the latest PVP season will be ending soon. This seems to strongly hint that the patch will be out soon as well. But that...

Are we going to have a year of patch 7.3? Without going into spoilers, it looks to me like patch 7.3 is going to have some fairly robust systems that will take a while to exhaust, such as the Netherlight Crucible and Relic Customization. Looking at the sheer amount of content coming — three zones full of World Quests and open world content, a new...



Know Your Lore: The unknown There’s an old phrase, popularized a few years back: there are the things we know, the things we know we don’t know, and the things we don’t know we don’t know. In other words, sometimes you’re aware of your ignorance, and sometimes you aren’t. Why am I talking about this? Because in the wake of...

Are you ready for Argus? The Tomb of Sargeras raid opened up on the 20th. We’ve already seen Kil’jaeden die and players have already started hitting up Mythic and LFR difficulties, although LFR won’t get to kill Kil’jaeden for a while yet. Still, we’re now looking forward to patch 7.3. Last year’s BlizzCon promised us that said patch would take us...

What does a new expansion have to include? The Gamescom speculation continues. Some folks are even speculating that the next World of Warcraft expansion will be announced there, much as Legion was two years ago. I have no idea if that will be true, but if it is, I think we’re all wildly curious as to what it will contain. Will it be...

Tomb of Sargeras opening June 20 Reminder! If you’ve been waiting for the Tomb of Sargeras to drop so you can get your raid on, wait no longer — the Tomb will go live Tuesday, June 20. With this official Raid Preview & Schedule post, Blizzard spills the beans on not only when each difficulty and wing of LFR will come...

New Rogue pickpocketing quests and rewards on WoW 7.2.5 PTR Our old friend Griftah is up to his old tricks, and as you progress through the quest pickpocking Coins of Air (think the Dingy Iron Coins from Warlords updated) which you can turn in a repeatable weekly quest that gives 4999 gold in exchange for 10,000 coins.

What mechanics would you like to see in the next WoW expansion? Warlords had the garrison, Legion had the Order Hall and the Artifacts. What would you like to see as the new mechanic integrated into World of Warcraft: The Next Expansion? (It will almost certainly  not be named that.) Would you like to see a continuation of the Artifact, or are you looking forward to weapon...

Are you excited for what comes next in WoW? Sometimes I get fired up thinking about what we’re going to get to do and see after Legion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally down with murdering demons and all, but sometimes I miss the pure variety of bad guys we’ve seen in the past. As much as every raid so far this expansion has...

Know Your Lore: What comes next? One of the questions I hear a lot is: After we deal with the Legion, what threat could possibly be next? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. There are some obvious answers, of course, but one of the trends I’m seeing in Legion is that we’re being our usual short sighted selves...